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Mar 6, 2011 10:30am EST
of the next week. >> schieffer: do you think it is in the united states of america's national interest that qaddafi has to go? we know it's in the interest of the libyan people but is it in our national interest? >> yes, it is because if qaddafi stays there is no question that he will be mischief in the days ahead as he has been in the past. furthermore, i think what is happening all across the middle east is in our strategic national interest. if we have emerging democracies, people who come out who say to al qaeda, look, we didn't have one suicide bomber, we didn't have one violent, you know, sort of explosive acts against the west or somebody to make a dramatic statement, we took matters into our own hands with respect to our own government and we have produced change. that just, you know, that's not an iranian moment. it's not an al qaeda moment. it's the people of libya attaching themselvess to the very values and principles that we have espoused for so many years in that region. i think if these countries do reform and they do give greater voice to their people and there is great
CBS
Mar 5, 2011 7:30pm EST
to fuel the huge demand. so mexico is organized crime gangs touch practically every community in america. question, if marijuana were legalized in the u.s., what impact would that have on the u.s.-mexican relationship? you get that, monica. >> i got. that with some states have legalized the use of medicinal marijuana but in this country you'll knit ever go the legalization in any kind of national sense. it's not going to happen. and it's not just marijuana that the drug traffickers are bringing across the border. it's heroin. it's cocaine. it's the whole range of drugs. what is going on on the border? there are three war. there's the war between the drug cartels, there's the war between the mexican government and the cartels, and then there's the war against the mexican citizens and individuals by the criminals and by the cartels. united states is trying to help mexico, but our agents crossing the border are not allowed to be armed, putting us as a huge disadvantage and the murder of that ice agent two weeks ago was a game changer. it changed the dynamic of our interests, not only our ec
CBS
Mar 2, 2011 6:30pm EST
coverage tonight. ♪ god hates america >> reporter: the message from the westboro baptist church is hateful. "thank god for dead soldiers." "god hates fags." church members believe god is killing all american soldiers because the country tolerates homosexuals. >> we are trying to warn you to flee the wrath of god, flee eternal destruction. >> reporter: but no one paid much attention until the church started taking its message to soldiers' funerals. mathieu schneider died in iraq. his father told cbs news last fall that the protests at matthew's funeral stole his last moments with his son. he sued the church for emotional distress and got a $5 million judgment. >> somebody said to me, you know, "$5 million. i bet you-- i bet you'd give it up to have matt back." i would give it up just to say good-bye. >> reporter: but the supreme court said in an 8-1 decision that the church doesn't owe snyder a dime. chief justice john roberts said the first amendment protects even hurtful speech to ensure that we do not stifle public debate. now, just alito dissented. he said the protests don't
CBS
Mar 21, 2011 6:30pm EDT
and the other half willing to be created as monsters against america." >> reporter: with the u.s. and others providing an effective air cover for the rebels, the pro-qaddafi forces have fallen back, but the still outgunned and disorganized rebel forces have not been able to mount a significant offensive of their own. mark phillips, cbs news, tripoli. >> reporter: the allied air strikes have allowed rebel forces to maintain control of benghazi. today the rebels set out to retake another city, but this time they were stopped-- at least temporarily. mandy clark was there. >> reporter: the burned out vehicles littered the road, from the rebel-held capital benghazia hub miles away. ahmad jiahani is desperate to get back to the embattled city. >> my friends are dying there, i know. >> reporter: but this checkpoint is as far as we can go. we're just seven miles from ajdabiya but we're told we continue go further. apparently down the road there are apparently four pro-qaddafi tanks and every time a vehicle goes over the rise they file at it. >> all my life is here, my friends, my family. my business
CBS
Mar 22, 2011 12:00pm EDT
card lottery and was moving to america. >> just came to get -- start a new life. really nice guy. he never drink, smoke, nothing. he's really calm. he's not going to argue with anybody. >> reporter: police say they do not have a description of the suspect. but they do have a description of the get away car. an older model beige toyota camry. it was last seen on north high street traveling toward georgia avenue. >> he's gone. we have to find out what happened to him. >> reporter: in olney, kristin fisher, 9news now. >>> if you have any information, please call montgomery county police crime solvers at 1-866-411-tips. >>> the so-called east coast rapist appeared in court today. aaron thomas pled not guilty to a case in connecticut. he was arrested in his hometown of new haven early this month. dna connected thomas to a rape case that occurred in 2007. he's accused of attacking at least 17 other women including victims in maryland and virginia. jared loughner has been ordered to undergo a mental evaluation at a specialized facility in missouri. he's charged in the january shooting in t
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Mar 27, 2011 10:30am EDT
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Mar 28, 2011 4:00am EDT
a catastrophe. tonight, president obama will try to convince a skeptical public and congress america's mission in libya is working. he'll deliver a nationally televised speech just a day after nato agreed to take full command of the operation. and at least one u.s. warship reportedly left the region. >> i think the military mission has gone quite well. >> reporter: the obama administration touted progress. following another weekend of air strikes. coalition forces hit targets in tripoli, and for the first time, moammar gadhafi's hometown of sirte. since the attack started more than a week ago, rebel forces have been able to push west and regain control of several towns. the president's speech comes in amid growing complaints from both republicans, and some fellow democrats. critics say he never asked for congressional approval before taking military action, and still hasn't given them a clear plan. >> this policy has been characterized by confusion, indecision, and delay. >> there should have been a plan for what objectives were, a debate as to why this was in our vital interests. >> reporter:
CBS
Mar 29, 2011 4:00am EDT
to turn a blind eye to atrocities in other countries. the united states of america is different. >>> discrimination suit. america's biggest retailer on edge as the supreme court takes up one of the biggest workplace lawsuits in history. >>> and caught on tape. a vintage air force plane makes an unexpected water landing. about this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, march 29th, about this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, march 29th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. defending the u.s. military mission in libya. president obama says the operation was necessary to prevent a campaign of killing. this morning rebel forces continue to push west under the cover of allied air support. nato takes command of the operation tomorrow. secretary of state clinton arrived in london last night. this morning she attend a conference to discuss what comes next in libya. last night the president said u.s. actions in libya stopped a slaughter and was a moral obligation the u.s. could not ignore. >> to brush aside america's responsibili
CBS
Mar 30, 2011 11:00pm EDT
. >>> from the disaster in japan to the unrest in libya, america is there to help. >> most of the time but right here in our own country we see time and again examples of unconcerned selfishness. people ignoring people in pain, distress, even dying. now a recent tragedy here in washington has many wondering. are folks just too busy to care? only on 9 we talked to a man who says a life could have been saved if more people were willing to help. >> reporter: imagine going about your routine commute on the metro and you come across a man collapsed on the ground except no one is stopping to help. that's exactly what one man says happened here this this metro station. >> people did not take the time or just stood and stared. >> reporter: he was one of three people who stopped to help a man ho had keeled over and fallen to the ground. according to him others at this metro station just watched and walked right over him. >> i was concerned that was it that they didn't want to stop or were they pretending that they didn't see him. >> reporter: the man said he was stepping off the train walking o
CBS
Mar 6, 2011 7:00pm EST
for the road ahead. >> pelley: the poverty rate for children in america may soon hit 25%. so many kids are homeless, school buses now stop at cheap motels. >> i never really noticed what people were actually going through until now, until we're actually going through it, too. >> pelley: jacob braverman's family is going through it in one room. after they were evicted, their neighbors took them in. you think all of this has changed you? >> yeah, i mean, i haven't realized it, but i think i've gotten very mature in a very short amount of time. >> kroft: christopher hitchens is an influential anglo-american author, journalist, commentator, critic and provocateur. you called mother teresa a "fanatical..." >> a fundamentalist, a fanatic, and a fraud. >> kroft: a "fanatical albanian dwarf". >> "lying, thieving albanian dwarf." >> kroft: he may infuriate you with his opinions about mother teresa, bill clinton or even god, but it's not likely he'll ever bore you. >> simon: you may have seen polar bears shot like this before, but have you ever seen them like this? close up, intimate, just doing
CBS
Mar 27, 2011 7:00pm EDT
on cbs beginning with "60 minutes" america's number one high school basketball team doesn't have its own gym but they do have a legendary coach. meet a hoops legend tonight on "60 minutes" followed by new episodes. >> greg: it's all ahead tonight on cbs. next saturday's lineup is set. on the air at 4:00 eastern. >> greg: greg gumbel along with greg anthony, kenny smith and charles barkley -- sorry, kenny. >> kenny: great game by kentucky overall -- the progression of harrellson throughout this tournament was a difference for them being in the final four. without him being able to stop sullinger and then make it offensively tough for north carolina, not defensively but offensively, to me that was the difference and it allowed knight to get the threes down the stretch. >> greg: he's a beast. >> charles: if you didn't like these four games, you don't like sports. i have enjoyed myself thoroughly. but these four games -- all four of these games were fantastic. what a great weekend for college basketball. >> greg a.: it's not a matter of coach calipari outcoaching coach williams but his game
CBS
Mar 1, 2011 12:00pm EST
anyone leave his country? but america's ambassador to the u.n. urged gadhafi to get off the stage and avoid a humanitarian disaster. >> the international community is not going to tolerate the slaughter of innocence and so we're doing contingency planning with nato allies for all sorts of options. >> reporter: gadhafi's son says ambassador rice doesn't know what she's talking about. >> she has no idea about libya and about what's going on here. >> reporter: the u.s. has moved warships into the area but the ambassador stopped short of saying whether america would back imposing a no-fly zone over libya to prevent gadhafi from bombing his own people. british officials say a no-fly zone is on the table and are considering sending fighter jets to the region to help enforce it. >> it is not acceptable to have a situation where gadhafi can be murdering his own people using airplanes and helicopter gunships and the like. >> reporter: gadhafi supporters repeated his accusations and al- qaeda in the west for plotting to steal libya's oil. and gadhafi seems convinced his people are still be
CBS
Mar 28, 2011 7:00pm EDT
that this country will not be there for long and it was in america's interest to act. libyan rebels are pushing west to the last government stronghold outside tripoli. but critics are questioning america's involvement and they want to know how long the u.s. will stay. >> our involvement there is going to be limited, both in time and in scope. >> it's fair to ask what is the role of our military and military alliance in providing support to an opposition that we are only now beginning to understand? >> president obama's address to the nation is expected to start around 7:30 tonight and you can watch it live here on 9news now. >> maybe you are expecting somebody who is out there on the road. monica fills us in with time saver traffic. monica, are they stuck somewhere? >> this is the first time all evening we had the green light. so i think everyone should be on time. we'll take a look and show you what it looks like on 270 on the northbound side. look at that. cleared out up from the spur all the way into frederick. your lanes are open. i'm going to take you over to a map right now, where there i
CBS
Mar 31, 2011 7:00pm EDT
. advocacy group transportation for america says motorists should not worry about this saying bridges are not necessarily unsafe. however the group does say this designation is a warning sign. >>> would flying the skies would be a lot friendlier if there was no chance a kid would be sitting near you? one airline thinks so. they are about to give flights child free trips. we will let you know which ones. first, as the impending government shutdown gets even closer another budget battle emerges. why it is poised to be even worse than the current one. >>> could there be a compromise on cutting the federal budget? that's the word from house speaker john baynor. the government will have to close up shop if it doesn't happen in eight days. negotiations hinge on a package of cuts. sniping going on across the political aisle as leaders from both parties blame each other for stalling any final decision. >> we promise the american people that we would fight to cut spending and that's what we are doing. >> as i have said all along this isn't just about dollars an deficits, mr. president, it is a
CBS
Mar 2, 2011 4:00am EST
is expected to follow suit today. >>> and teacher tenure. the next union battle in america >>> and teacher tenure. the next union battle in america begins to take shape. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody, and thanks for joining us, i'm betty nguyen. this morning, there are reports that libyan government forces have launched air attacks against rebel-held positions in eastern libya. meanwhile, two u.s. navy ships enter the suez canal en route to the mediterranean, and it is also reported rebel leaders are considering whether to ask for outside military help. susan mcginness is in washington with more on this. good morning, susan. >> reporter: hi, good morning, betty. while the opposition leaders in libya are considering asking for western air strikes u.s. defense leaders remain very cautious. they are weighing their options, and the consequences, of u.s. military action. libyan rebels are reportedly considering asking the united nations for air strikes against moammar gadhafi's regime, targeting key military assets. "the new york times" says the revolutionary council is d
CBS
Mar 2, 2011 6:00am EST
'll be reading green eggs and ham across the country today. or my favorite. it's the annual read across america. today marks the 107th anniversary of dr. seuss' birthday. also today, we may avert a government shutdown at least for a little while. >> at least is good news for hundreds of thousands of federal workers living here in our region. >> surae chinn is live on the hill with a preview of what's happening with this today. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you mike and andrea. lawmakers have really got to get to work. trim spending and have a spending plan. republicans want to cut more than $60 billion from the budget. debate on capitol hill yesterday with the republican- led house slashing $4 billion to fund the government for two more weeks to avoid shutdown this friday. democrats and republicans disagreed on how long the extension should be. democrats wanted more time. >> this is not a way to run the largest government and most important government in the world. >> the american people want us to get our fiscal house in order and this is a step in the right direction. >> reporter
CBS
Mar 4, 2011 11:00pm EST
the level of discourse in america today, especially after the giffords shooting and after the result we will look a little harder at comments we air in the future. >>> well, on one side the family of a murdered girl and the people charged with killing her. on the other, the dc police department which says it's not going to look for her body. gary nurenberg reports a judge has now been asked to get into the middle of it. >> reporter: 18-year-old latisha phrase er bd la teach a fray latisha frazier believed to have been killed and attacked and trucked to a landfill in richmond similar to this one more than a half a year ago. >> reporter: but dc police have decide d not to search for the body saying the search would likely be unsuccessful and dangerous subjecting workers to debris collapse, disease and even explosions. dc police refused a request for an interview but they say the remains are likely to be buried at a minimum of 70 feet and the search would take a minimum six months. we made the very difficult decision this search was not feasible. >> it is not fair to us at all. >> reporter
CBS
Mar 22, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. >>> chris brown reportedly loses his cool after walking off the set of good morning america and we will show you the results. >>> women aren't the only ones getting nipped and tucked. plastic surgery is becoming more popular with the guys. >>> a looming budget crisis threatens a prek program proven to work. >> a new education report out today says more and more at risk children in maryland are better prepared for kindergarten. program directors hope that will help keep the classes afloat. >> exclamation marks mean you say that word with -- >> enthusiasm. that's right. >> and these children are enthusiastic about being in school, so we took a closer look at why. >> i see bright stuff. >> it's all in the unique approach to teaching. kids write their numbers not with a pencil and paper, but with shaving cream. the nontraditional way of learning is designed to be fun. >> we like to play on computers. >> when we are speaking the letters, we teach it in song. >> their method seems to be working. according to maryland's division of early childhood development. 80% of four-year-olds are bet
CBS
Mar 30, 2011 4:00am EDT
lawsuit against america's largest retailer. dukes went to court because she says male workers at walmart make more, and get promoted faster. >> walmart is trying their level best to keep us out of court so the facts will not be presented to the public at large or before a sitting jury. >> reporter: walmart says not so. the company argues that the suit is so big, that not all the women covered by it are in the same situation. and that's the issue that the supreme court will decide. not whether walmart is guilty, but whether hundreds of thousands of women should all be part of one giant lawsuit. at least one justice suggested he's troubled by lower court decisions that allowed the lawsuit to proceed. anthony kennedy also said he's unsure what was the unlawful policy at walmart. >> i've had a very positive experience at walmart, like thousands of other women. >> reporter: but outside court, a plaintiff told about being held to a different standard when she asked for a promotion. >> i was told to blow the cobwebs off my makeup and to doll up. >> reporter: walmart says it has a long history o
CBS
Mar 31, 2011 6:30pm EDT
japan's damaged nuclear plant is making it directly into food produced in america. >> radiation can be a scary word but i think it's important to remember that actually we live surrounded by radiation ever single day. >> reporter: some of our most common food-- potatoes, carrots, bananas-- contain radioactive potassium. the radioactive iodine detected in milk, though, can be more dangerous because it concentrates in the thyroid. still, the amounts measured are 5,000 times lower than those that can cause health damage, even in growing children. but for many, fear remains, and that can cause its own problems. >> we actually see health damage not from the radiation but from the fear of the radiation, and it's very real. >> reporter: that level of concern is why a los angeles fish market that imports fish from japan is now sending samples to an arizona lab for radiation testing. >> bottom line, we want to make sure that our customers are well informed of what's going on and that the radiation has not affected the fish incoming into the united states. >> reporter: everything imported fro
CBS
Mar 6, 2011 9:00am EST
as one of america's best known business schools, and this morning she reviews his course of study with our tracy smith. >> reporter: so where does a former super model learn to run her multimillion dollar empire? how about harvard business school? you know, you could pay people to study that stuff. >> but you miss the point. >> reporter: from the big league to the ivy leagues with tyra banks. >> later on sunday morning. >> mason: money laundering is a practice with a very bad reputation unless it's the variation our bill geist has discovered. >> reporter: laura bell found some money in her dryer. $12,000 worth of lint. have you thought about other mediums? >> no, not really. >> reporter: just lint. >> so far i'm focused on lint. >> reporter: we'll show you how to turn your dryer lint into a valuable master piece later on sunday morning. >> mason: those stories and more on this special edition of sunday morning. first here are the headlines for the 6th of march, 2011. we begin with the battle for libya where government forces now apparently have the rebels in retreat. we get this m
CBS
Mar 29, 2011 7:00am EDT
today. it could involve more than a million female employees and cost america's biggest employer billions of dollars. >>> and the snake hunt. the venomous cobra remains on the loose creating a media frenzy and inspiring a legion of twitter followers early this tuesday morning march 29th, twitter followers early this tuesday morning march 29th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good tuesday morning. >> good to have you back. welcome back to the country, the time zone. >> nice to be back sitting next to you. but, boy, things were busy while i was away. and we begin this morning with more on the president's speech and that ongoing battle for libya. this morning rebel forces are facing more resistance as they approach the city of sirte, gadhafi's hometown. a just official says a state department diplomat is now going to benghazi where they will meet with rebel leaders for the first time. meantime hillary clinton meets with dozens of other foreign ministers and diplomats in london to discuss the next steps in libya including possible exile for gadhafi. that follows president obama's
CBS
Mar 2, 2011 5:00am EST
.2%. bank of america customers had trouble checking their money yesterday. the second online service outage for the bank in less than two months. now the bank says it performed system upgrades over the weekend. some accounts are reportedly now accessible. bank of america is the country's largest -- with rather 29 million online customers. >>> and the government successfully auctioned off 17 luxury cars yesterday seized in the wake of a local ponzi scheme. the sale of the vehicles netted close to $1.1 million. that will be used to repay some of the $17 million that authorities say brown stole from investors during his scam based in maryland. he was convicted of advertising online investing services with a minimum $1 million buy-in. these cars including a maybach and a lamborghini roadster. that was the biggest sale of the day. >> such a deal. >> actually, they probably did go for less than they would new. but golly, that's a lot of money. >> a rumor that one of the cars sold for more than retail. >> that's interesting. >> that's weird. >> it's weird. >> i don't get it. >> unless it was back
CBS
Mar 8, 2011 6:00am EST
9news now returns. somewhere in america, a city comes to life. it moves effortlessly, breathes easily. it flows with clean water. it makes its skyline greener and its population healthier. all to become the kind of city people want to live and work in. somewhere in america, we've already answered some of the nation's toughest questions. and the over sixty thousand people of siemens are ready to do it again. siemens. answers. >>> we're back at 6:29. this is the place you always get your weather first. a live look at conditions at the u.s. capital as the sun peeks over the horizon this morning. a little bit of clouds. 34 degrees right now. >> good morning, everybody. thanks for starting your day with us. i'm surae chinn. andrea roane is off this week. >> i'm mike hydeck. mr. bernstein on the weather terrace has his jacket zipped up. over to you. >> we're in the 30s. lots of 20s in the suburbs. nice thing is the winds are very light this morning. so, very little in the way of wind chills to speak of. today is going to be a decent day. we've got sunshine and clouds. temperatures ar
CBS
Mar 22, 2011 6:00am EDT
, president obama made america's mission clear. >> it is u.s. policy that gadhafi needs to go. and we've got a wide range of tools in addition to our military efforts to support that policy. we were very rapid in initiating unilateral sanctions and then helping to mobilize international sanctions. against the gadhafi regime. >> this morning, china is calling for an immediate cease- fire in libya. it wants multinational peace talks instead. china abstained from a vote in the united nations last week. >>> also today, police in montgomery county are hoping to find a killer. >> they want to find whoever gunned down a 41-year-old man monday as he was walking home. >> he was killed in olney along north high street near georgia avenue south of 108. kristin fisher is live there with an update on the investigation. kristin? >> reporter: good morning, mike. good morning, andrea. you know, this could be the second homicide in olney in less than a week. and this is you know, a very relatively quiet town. so, that certainly has the people that live here on edge. i want you to take a look at the video fro
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Mar 23, 2011 6:00am EDT
to washington this afternoon. he's in el salvador right now. the last stop on his latin america tour. the president cut his visit short by a few hours to come back to d.c. >> the maryland senate takes up a plan to add a sales tax to beer, wine and liquor sales. it would up the price by a dime. supporters believe it can bring in $90 million a year for the state. >> today is the day george washington university surprises d.c. high school seniors with full scholarships. this is video from last year. seven d.c. seniors will get the awards this year. >> while you slept, new developments in the disaster in japan. >> right now, black smoke is coming out of a reactor at fukushima nuclear plant. workers have been evacuated for now. >> radiation is being found in the tap water in tokyo. it is twice the level of what's considered safe for infants, this morning, the death toll sits at 9300. thousands more people are still missing. japan's nikkei index stock market fell more than 1.5% in trading today. the european markets are slowing it down so far. >>> now to the latest on the war in libya. moa
CBS
Mar 31, 2011 5:00pm EDT
: these seven shy workers are america's newest mega millionaires and they are overwhelmed. >> it is a blur. >> hasn't sunk in. >> still in disbelief. >> they pitched in just $2 a piece for 14 quick picks. >> looked at the numbers and looked at them and i'm like, this is for real. >> now each one takes home 19. 1 million after taxes. >> i want a dish washer. >> reporter: they bought the ticket just down the street from where the group works. he reached down for a snicker's bar, someone bought a lottery ticket ahead of him. the next one out of the machine was the mega millions winner. >> i'm thinking later on after all this went down, that guy would have won the ticket instead of me. i don't know. >> reporter: he was in charge of looking after the peace of the pipeworts $319 million. >> they put it in two zip lock bags hid it in my basement. i didn't know what to do with it. >> the group now named albany 7 haven't been back to work and haven't decided if they will go back. would you? >> i would not go back. >> usually each week 12 people participated in that group buy of the lottery tickets
CBS
Mar 1, 2011 11:00pm EST
. what's in your wallet? one near you. somewhere in america, there's a doctor who can peer into the future. there's a nurse who can access in an instant every patient's past. and because the whole hospital's working together, there's a family who can breathe easy, right now. somewhere in america, we've already answered some of the nation's toughest healthcare questions. and the over 60,000 people of siemens are ready to do it again. siemens. answers. >>> it's time for 9 sports with brett haber, the best sports in town. >> alex ovechkin is great but he's still only 25 years old. that's why they added three who together have 2500 games of nhl experience. and of course in their first game of the team, guess who stole the show. the new look caps hosting the islanders. and new guy marco sterm has one on nun and he doesn't bury it. he gets stoned by the goalie. caps would trail 1-0 into the final minute of the game. they pull the goalie and it works. brooks likes on the door step and two minutes into over time, that is ovechkin. and that is the game winner on the back hand flip.
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Mar 4, 2011 1:35am EST
. [laughter] craig: what -- what other parts offer america are you going to go see? >> new york. craig: you should go and see jimmy fallon. he's very good. very good. tell him i sent you. jimmy, you should have them on. they've helped my ratings. good night, everybody. say good night, girls. [cheers and applause] . >>> fighting crime through facebook. see how local cops are infiltrating gangs with social media. >>> plus, how do you stop a person who wants to go on a murder spree? we'll show you a program to help you prevent tragedy. >>> and breaking news. people are furious after claiming to be trapped inside their apartment building while it was on fire. >>> this is 9news now. >> imagine being inside that burning apartment building struggling to find a way out. >> that was, indeed, the reality for some people in dc tonight when a seven story building caught fire. gary nurenberg is there live to explain how it happened. gary. >> reporter: this is the dc housing authority potomac garden senior. more than 200 apartments. mostly filled with the elderly and disabled. many in wheelchairs. and t
CBS
Mar 8, 2011 4:00am EST
waters in iowa. >> winning. >>> and fired. charlie sheen says he'll sue after losing his job on america's top tv sitcom. this this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, march 8th, this this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, march 8th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. nato has started flying surveillance planes over libya 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. it comes as the international community considers its response to what president obama calls the unacceptable violence by the gadhafi regime. rebel forces are under repeated attack by government troops following days of heavy bombardment, government forces appear to have retaken a key city 30 miles from the capital. on monday, president obama had this warning for the libyan government. >> i want to send a very clear message to those who are around colonel gadhafi. it is their choice to make how they operate moving forward and they will be held accountable for whatever violence continues to take place will this. >> moammar gadhafi's real advantage is air power. the past sever
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Mar 22, 2011 4:00am EDT
preventing a humanitarian disaster in libya would support america's national interests. and one republican senator wants a plan for what happens after gadhafi who will leave the country and also who will pay for all of this effort. >> all right, susan mcginnis joining us live. thank you, susan. this morning the libyan government is denying reports that one of know peculiar gadhafi's sons was killed during an attack on tripoli. 27-year-old khamis was the libyan leader's sixth son. various unconfirmed reporting say he was killed saturday night when a libyan pilot crashed his jet into the gadhafi compound. the libyan government calls the report a nonsensical piece of news. >>> those four "new york times" journalists who were held captive are telling their story. the four were released yesterday and moved to tunisia. they were captured by libyan government troops last tuesday. the journalists say they were mistreated until they were taken to the capital. the photographer says she was punched in the face, sexually abused and told she was going to die. >>> the stated goal of the allied operation
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Mar 22, 2011 4:30am EDT
in a letter to congress monday saying that preventing a humanitarian disaster in libya would support america's national interest. susan mcinnis for cbs news, washington. >>> the u.n. security council has denied libya's request for an emergency meeting. they say they're being attacked in violation of the u.s. charter. an act by the u.n. security council approved a no-fly zone now in effect over libya. >> engineers in japan are doing their best working around the clock trying to restore electricity at the crippled fukushima nuclear power plant. >> they have hooked up cables and started a pump at one of them to cool overheating fuel rods. officials say it could take days or weeks to get all of the cooling systems working again. on monday, plumes of smoke rose from two reactor units prompting workers to evacuate the facility for awhile. >> here is a quick look at the headlines from the japan disaster right now. crews have pulled the body of the first american found dead in the rubble. she was 24-year-old taylor anderson of richmond, virginia. she was there working as an english teacher at a scho
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Mar 22, 2011 6:30pm EDT
been forced to take shelter against another threat-- nuclear radiation. america's nuclear problem. where to store permanently more than 145 million pounds of spent fuel rods. and college students struggling to make the grade. what some schools are doing to make sure they graduate. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. it's four days into a u.s.-led assault on his military, and libya's moammar qaddafi has lost radar installations, tanks, and naval facilities but not his defiance. he appeared in public tonight in tripoli vowing to fight on and telling supporters he will win and will not surrendered. qaddafi's forces kept up their attacks on civilians today in a number of cities held by rebels. but president obama said the allied operation has already saved civilian lives. still to be decided, though, is who will lead the operation when the u.s. steps back in the days ahead, though nato is expected to play a major role. meanwhile, a u.s. air force fighter jet crash
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Mar 23, 2011 4:00am EDT
dead. president obama cut his latin america trip a few hours short to deal with the crisis. he'll meet with his national security team at his hotel before returning to the white house tonight. >> we will continue to support the efforts to protect the libyan people. but, we will not be in the lead. >> reporter: tuesday, he promised the u.s. would hand over control of the mission within days. he also called the leaders of britain and france and agreed nato would play a key role. >> it is not going to be our planes that are maintaining the no-fly zone. that's precisely what the other coalition partners are going to do. >> reporter: and it's not just western countries. warplanes from qatar landed in greece yesterday. they'll begin patrolling the skies over libya this weekend. the first arab nation to directly participate. and possible evidence gadhafi may be looking for a way out. secretary of state hillary clinton told reporters that some allies of gadhafi are reaching out on his behalf, asking questions like, how do we get out of this? clinton did not say exile is one of those options. b
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Mar 23, 2011 6:30pm EDT
. >> couric: tonight america says good-bye to one of its biggest stars. academy award winning actress elizabeth taylor. >> thank you with all my heart. >> couric: i'm katie couric. also tonight, qaddafi's days in power may be numbered. the allies have put libya's air force out of business, and the crowds of his supporters are thinning. as your gas prices soar, we'll show you who is driving them up. and after he put a face on the aids crisis, she gave victims a very powerful voice. >> captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. if movie stars are america's royalty, elizabeth taylor was queen. and her long reign has come to an end. as you've likely heard elizabeth taylor died today in a los angeles hospital, surrounded by her four children. the cause was congestive heart failure. as soon as the news broke, some of her many fans placed flowers on her star along the hollywood walk of fame. honoring a woman whose work and life were part of our culture for seven decades. >> are
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Mar 25, 2011 6:30pm EDT
stitching their way to a few life in america. hunched over sew magazines making blouses called shirt waists, they were about to finish a day's hard labor. >> a cutter was smoking a cigarette and apparently one of the cigarettes dropped and there's lawn-- which kind of a dhin cotton-- and the lawn spread the fire very, very quickly. >> reporter: as flames swallowed the factory, the crowd below saw women jump from the upper windows. firemen's ladders were too short and fire escapes buckled and cracked. at least one door was said to be locked. >> this is the jewish daily forward from the day after the fire and you can see the headline says (speaking yiddish) "the morgue is full of our victims, who is responsible? ". >> reporter: 146 people died. >> the average age was 21. >> reporter: michael hirsch, a coproducer of an hbo documentary on the fire says the owners and the city were to blame. >> the reason these people died was because there just was almost no regulation of the workplace. >> reporter: as thousands joined to mourn the dead, horror turned to outrage. >> this fire really shook peopl
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Mar 27, 2011 11:00am EDT
america starting next year while the transportation command will take control of air force c-130 cargo planes and kc-135 tankers. the defense advance research project agency's budget will be cut 5% over the next coming year. here to help us make sense are two defense news reporter, kate branon who covers congress and marcus weitzberger who covers this. marcus, let's start with you. what is the memo and the most important elements? >> the memo lays out about $13 billion overhead cuts the pentagon wants to make over the next few years, specifically it targets the office of the secretary of defense, the kphaá battant commands and a number of joint agencies. there's a lot of detail in this memo. it goes down to the level of you will cut this one position and this one office. it also -- >> and it will save this x amount of money by doing so. correct. it lists how much is expected to be saved. now specifically the agency being hit the hardest here is missile defense agency. they've been asked to cut 1,000 contractor positions over the next two years. >> i think it just scratches the surface
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Mar 28, 2011 6:30pm EDT
for south america. so tonight he's going to try to flesh out the details. and if he needed any guidance on what washington wants to hear tonight, he got it today when the republican leader in the senate, mitch mcconnell, went out to the senate floor and just put out the questions. he said how long is this going to take? what justified the risk of american lives to send our people into battle here? and how long is this going to last and what now is going to be our role in the libyan civil war? i would describe congress and washington right now as sort of uneasy. they're generally supportive of the president right now, but i'll tell you this, russ, if this thing starts to go bad they will turn on him on a dime and he knows that and that's why he's making this speech tonight. >> mitchell: bob schieffer in washington. thank you very much. and bob will be back to anchor cbs news coverage of the president's address on libya beginning at 7:30 eastern time. there's deep concern this evening for a libyan woman missing since saturday after she told foreign journalists a horrifying story of rape a
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Mar 28, 2011 11:00pm EDT
in effect that for relatively little cost, america is doing a tremendous good in libya. >>> here at home we're learning about a couple trapping their children in their home naked. a little girl, two toddlers and an infant were rescued after the 4-year-old managed to escape. we've also discovered the children's mother was accused of child neglect six years ago. delia gongalves is live with more information on the case. >> reporter: anita, tonight we can tell you that neighbors say christina moore lost custody of her twin 8-year-old boys. she was charged with neglecting them when they were about two years old. at the time police found the boys wandering around a landfill, no shoes on and wearing only diapers. now when neighbors hear what police say happened saturday inside this home behind me, well, they say they're not surprised. >> i've always suspected and i'm just glad it's over with. >> reporter: kim has had her doubts about her neighbor 26-year-old christina moore. >> you know, it doesn't surprise me. i'm glad that 4-year-old is brave enough to get out and get help. >> reporter: moore a
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Mar 29, 2011 4:30am EDT
? >> libya will take the reins. >>> in his speech, the president said america had to take military action in libya to protect the people against moammar gadhafi's regime. joel brown has more. >> reporter: president obama is vowing to keep america's role in libya a limited one. >> going forward, the lead in enforcing the no-fly zone and protecting civilians on the ground will transition to our allies and partners. >> reporter: in last night's address, he announced nato would take full command of the mission tomorrow with the u.s.'s support. the president has been to the operation saying it was necessary to prevent leader moammar gadhafi from killing his own people. >> i refuse to wait for the images of slaughter and mass graves before taking action. >> what the president didn't say was how much the mission will cost or how long it might take. >> it may not happen overnight. as a badly weakened gadhafi tries desperately to hang on to power. >> while the president wants gadhafi out, he doesn't want to do force to do it but others here on capitol hill aren't so sure. following the speech, re
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Mar 31, 2011 4:00am EDT
on the labor front. a new surp va finds most of america's biggest companies plan to increase hiring in the next six months. that follows a report wednesday showing the private sector added 200,000 jobs last month, and monster.com says its online job postings rose nearly 9% this month compared to march of last year. >>> a new study says the average 65-year-old couple retiring this year will need $230,000 to cover medical expenses. the study by fidelity investments says that figure is actually down 8% from projections made a year ago. this is the first time in ten years there's been a decrease in the longer run virtually every analyst expects costs to resume going up. >>> and google chas chosen kansas city, kansas, to be the first to receive its ultrafast internet service. it's said to be 100 times faster than standard broadband service. if everything goes well, google plans to expand the superfast network to other cities. and the tech giant has also tweaked its search feature. some users will see a plus one button next to google's search results. clicking it allows you to recommend specific sear
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Mar 7, 2011 7:00am EST
reich who is also the author of "aftershock: the next economy and america's future." good to have you with us this morning. >> good morning, erica. >> she laid out that picture pretty well for us. the president can, of course, tap into these reserves. but if there is enough supply, as she pointed out, from an economic perspective, does it make sense to do this? >> it probably makes sense to do it, or at least to suggest that he will do it. the price of oil futures. but i'll tell you, americans are still trying to get out of the gravitational pull of the great recession, erica. and so, the higher gas prices undoubtedly are going to be a blow. it's not going to dramatically slow down the recovery. but it could definitely slow it down. >> and that perception may help a little bit. libya, as we talked about a number of times on this program, is the 18th largest oil producer. 18th. but we've seen prices skyrocket as we just heard from rebecca. is the public right to feel taken advantage of here in some ways, or even scammed? >> look, a lot of this is supply and demand. the country can feel
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Feb 28, 2011 7:00pm EST
of the americas. it broke away from the vatican in 1870 and that church welcomes gay priests and married priests. so, should this priest have had his contract dropped? he done nothing wrong by the standards of his church, but the roman catholic church has standard rules. shouldn't he have known better? you tell me. mailbag@wusa9.com. >> i am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. >> in six months, washington and the entire nation will witness the unveiling of the first unveiling on the national mall. the martin luther king, jr. memorial will make history. like many historical moments did not have to turn out this way. join us every monday for dr. martin luther king, jr., a monumental -- to kick things off with a series preview. ♪ [ music ] >> he was a scholar, civil rights icon, a martyr to an american dream. this memorial to dr. martin luther king, jr., may never have happened if he wasn't one more thing, a member of the alph a pie fraternity. >> the men locally came up with the idea that their a
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Mar 1, 2011 6:00am EST
in america, a city comes to life. it moves effortlessly, breathes easily. it flows with clean water. it makes its skyline greener and its population healthier. all to become the kind of city people want to live and work in. somewhere in america, we've already answered some of the nation's toughest questions. and the over sixty thousand people of siemens are ready to do it again. siemens. answers. >>> it is 6:58. cold out there. wind chills in the 20s. temps in 309s. warmer tomorrow, chilly again on thursday. showers by the weekend. angie? >> all right, here is a story with the third street tunnel. it looks like traffic is getting by headed southbound through the tunnel. it almost looks like it is stay standstill because delays are building up. police are taking away two left lanes for drivers. new york avenue backing up toward florida avenue. 395 headed northbound just slow between 495 and king street. again from washington boulevard to the 14th street bridge. the beltway in maryland, you're jammed from 95 over to georgia. about a 15 minute commute. no accidents. over to you. >> thank you, an
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Mar 2, 2011 12:00pm EST
followers say that u.s. soldiers are dying in iraq and afghanistan because of america's tolerance of homosexuals. >>> a federal government shutdown has been averted, at least for now. just moments ago the senate voted on a measure to fund the government for the next two weeks. yesterday the house passed the gop drafted emergency short- term spending plan. that legislation also cuts federal spending by $4 billion. the white house has stopped short of saying that the president will sign the legislation, but does say that it represents progress. republicans and democrats still have to work out a spending bill for the rest of this year. >>> even though it looks like this continuing resolution will pass, the district is still preparing for a shutdown. d.c. mayor gray wants city leaders to decide which government functions could still continue while business leaders worry about the effect of a shutdown would have on tourism. >> if they do delay this two weeks but still shut down, it's worse. that's tourists. it's cherry blossom season. it couldn't come at a worse time. >> the board of t
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Mar 3, 2011 7:00pm EST
and showers over the weekend. >>> america's favorite sport is still in business. at least for one more day. nfl and players' union agreeing this afternoon to a 24-hour extension of the current collective bargaining agreement meaning the negotiations will go on. sports director brett haber has been following this story all day live at union headquarters. for all the nail biting and last minute talks going on. brett. >> reporter: hard to imagine they wouldn't have found a way to keep this $9 billion golden goose that is the nfl alive and so they are working on it. they have given themselves as you said 24 extra hours. we were staring a lockout and decertification right in the face today but as of tonight they have one more day. >> reporter: the nuclear option would have been for the owners to declare a lockout for the unions to de certify. a little while ago the two sides agreed to stop the clock for 24 hours before the cba expired tonight giving both sides one extra day to negotiate. >> we appreciate your patience as we work through this. we are going to keep working. we want to play footba
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Mar 4, 2011 5:00am EST
america's last world war i veteran. 110-year-old frank buckles died last sunday at his west virginia home. lawmakers from the state want to grant him a rare honor of lying in repose at the capitol. however, john boehner says at the cemetery is much more appropriate. >>> scott walker is threatening to issue pink slips to state workers today. he said democrats must return to the capitol to vote on the measure. that bill which dissolves most collective bargaining rights has sparked weeks of protests. >>> newt gingrich is indeed considering a presidential run for next year. he's launching a website. the republican made the announcement in georgia. gingrich currently lives in mcclain, virginia. >>> montgomery county is urging pepco to plant smaller trees to replace the ones they have been cutting down. the power company has been on a tear. pepco says all the of the chopping and lopping off of limbs is key to keeping lights on, but a conservation group feels pepco is too ax happy. >> obviously, 200,000 people without power is a problem. at the same time, look at vermont. they have 80% tree cove
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